Product Type: Square Enix Xbox 360 games
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Visually stunning with an equally compelling storyline
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Member Name: ellie-d
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Advantages: stunning visuals. Smooth game-play
Disadvantages: Lack of choices for characters to use in combat.
Final fantasy 13-2 easily lives up to the precedent of stunning visuals that each game in the series provides with it's wondefully designed characters and beautiful backdrops. The storyline is interesting and the game play is smooth and enjoyable. It does not contain the same time of linear game play that it's predecessor does and it retains the feel of the older final fantasy games while still adding a modern twist.
The game follows Sarah Farron and a new character Noel Kreiss as they journey through different times to try to save the world from destruction. It also contains cameos from other characters from final fantasy 13 such as lightning, Snow Villiers, Hope Estheim and Vanille.
The combat system is similar to final fantasy 13, where the player has to wait for the action gauge to be filled before making a move, but it is an improved version with a smoother feel, also cinematic actions make the gameplay more enjoyable and exciting, although the choices you make have no effect on the gameplay.
My only real qualm with the game was the lack of choice in your combat party. The player can only use Noel, Sarah and a creature, which I found rather disappointing because I'd always associated final fantasy with a large variety of character and combat styles. But other than that this game was highly enjoyable, although not quite up to the standards of some previous titles in the series, even so it is definitely worth being played by new and old final fantasy fans.
Summary: An excellent game for new and old final fantasy fans.
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